In order to move a treadmill, there are specific steps you need to follow so that you don’t damage the treadmill. Following these steps will not only protect your treadmill but will keep you safe as well.
CAUTION: It is required that you are able to lift 45 lbs to be able to lift, lower, or move the treadmill.
CAUTION: Do not lift the treadmill by the plastic foot rails. Lift using your legs not your back.
Get the Treadmill Ready
Set the incline to its lowest setting.
Remove the key and unplug the treadmill from the wall.
Hold the metal frame (on the outside of the treadmill track), lift the track up until the latch knob locks into position. This is the storage position which makes the treadmill footprint the smallest possible.
Moving the Treadmill
Hold on to the handrails of the treadmill holding one foot to the wheel.
Pull back on the handrails to tilt the treadmill back so that it fully moves on the wheels.
Move the treadmill where you would like to keep it.
Place foot on a wheel and slowly lower it.
How To Move A Treadmill Upstairs By Yourself
Sometimes, you may need to move your treadmill up stairs to either store or during a move. The process is simple and can be done by yourself. With the treadmill in storage position, tilt back until the treadmill is mobile on its wheels. Start backing up the stairs while pulling the treadmill up one step at a time. Doing this slowly and carefully, there should be no problem getting it up the stairs.
While a treadmill, when in operating position, can be an intimidating machine, it is designed to store away and move easily. Following these steps to get it into storage position you’ll be able to easily move it around your house to where you need it, maybe into your home gym or even just to clean underneath it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can you take apart a NordicTrack treadmill to move?
A. Technically, you could take it apart, however, you do not need to take the treadmill apart to move it. Simply folding your NordicTrack into a storage position gives you the ability to easily move it where you need to move it.
Q. How do you move a NordicTrack treadmill through a doorway?
A. Once the NordicTrack is in the storage position you can easily tilt it back so that it is moving on its wheels and push it through the doorway.
Q. Does the NordicTrack treadmill fold up?
A. Yes. The NordicTrack treadmill folds up when you put it into the storage position. Simply grab the metal frame on the outside of the treadmill track and lift it so that the latch knob locks into position.
Q. How do you move a heavy treadmill?
A. Moving a heavy treadmill may seem like an impossible task. However, the treadmill is designed to make moving easy enough for one person. Simply fold into storage position, tilt the treadmill back onto its wheels and move! You can move it to another part of your home or up the ramp on a moving truck.